I Could Have Danced All Night: Audrey Hepburn

This has been cleverly ‘fixed’ so that we hear Audrey Hepburn’s own voice rather than Marni Nixon’s, which was actually used in the film.

Bed! Bed! I couldn’t go to bed!
My head’s too light to try to set it down! Sleep! Sleep!
I couldn’t sleep tonight.
Not for all the jewels in the crown!
I could have danced all night!
I could have danced all night!
And still have begged for more.
I could have spread my wings
And done a thousand things I’ve never done before.
I’ll never know what made it so exciting;
Why all at once my heart took flight. I only know when he
Began to dance with me I could have danced,
danced, danced all night!

Servant 1 It’s after three now.
Servant 2 Don’t you agree now,
She ought to be in bed.

I could have danced all night!
I could have danced all night!
And still have begged for more.
I could have spread my wings
And done a thousand things I’ve never done before.
I’ll never know what made it so exciting.
Why all at once my heart took flight.
I only know when he
Began to dance with me.
I could have danced, danced danced all night!

Mrs. Pearce I understand, dear.
It’s all been grand, dear.
But now it’s time to sleep.

I could have danced all night,
I could have danced all night.
And still have begged for more.
I could have spread my wings,
And done a thousand things I’ve never done before.
I’ll never know what made it so exciting.
Why all at once my heart took flight. I only know when he
Began to dance with me I could have danced, danced,
danced all night!

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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2 Responses to I Could Have Danced All Night: Audrey Hepburn

  1. cookiecuckoo says:

    Love this song! I sing it while I’m doing housework. Along with “Surrey With the Fringe on Top” and “I Feel Pretty”! Musicals have produced some of the most memorable, uplifting tunes around. I always have a “show tune” in my head!

  2. Bless her–not the strongest singer is she? Did you know Emma Thompson is re-writing My Fair Lady?

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